Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado are already focused on the Malaysian GP19/10/2022
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders set for penultimate round of the season.
The Sepang International Circuit will host the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado face the last flyaway round ready to fight for good results after a difficult race last weekend at the Australian Grand Prix.
Track conditions made it hard for Masia to adapt to Phillip Island last time out. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider worked hard to set a pace amongst the fastest in the field, to start the race from the third row of the grid. After remaining in the second group, he finished inside the points, in fifteenth. Masia has previous podium experience in Malaysia and is currently sixth in the standings with 164 points.
Holgado made great progress at the Australian Grand Prix. Facing one of the most demanding circuits on the calendar, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider was unfortunate on raceday: Starting from the fifth row of the grid and gaining places early, he suffered a crash on the second lap that took him out of the contest. The Moto3 rookie arrives in Malaysia highly motivated and keen to reverse his unlucky streak in the last race of the flyaway rounds. With 88 points, he is tenth in the Moto3 standings.
The 17-lap Moto3 Malaysian Grand Prix race will take place on Sunday, October 23rd at 12 PM local time.
Circuit information – Sepang International Circuit
Length: 5.543 m / 3.444 miles
Width: 16 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920 m / 0.572 miles
5 JAUME MASIA
“I want to get a good result in Malaysia, after the race in Australia didn’t go as expected. We are in the final stretch of the season, and we have to do our best until the end. The team are working hard, and they also deserve a good result, so we’ll give it our all from the get-go.”
96 DANI HOLGADO
“It is the last Grand Prix in Asia and we continue to approach things with the same motivation as on day one. Sepang is, again, an unknown circuit for us, so we will work just as hard as we have been doing in the last few races to adapt. The goal is clear: To improve and get a good feeling. We will try to fight for the podium again, because we deserve it after all the work we are doing and the bad luck that we’ve had in the last few races.”